Mother’s Day is almost here! Having a hard time finding the perfect gift for mom? Our Mother’s Day top ten list will make this year’s shopping easy! Read on to find out our favorite picks to make mom’s day shine ✨
Keep It Simple
Does mom love a minimal look that adds a touch of sparkle but doesn’t overpower? A simple style with a unique twist is the way to go!
We love the new Pandora Reflexions collection for its modern, lightweight feel and minimalist geometric clips. A classic link bracelet is also a great everyday look for mom!
The Best Kind of Rose
Roses are beautiful for a day or two, but rose gold lasts forever! We love the romantic tone of rose gold jewelry. Softer than yellow gold and less traditional than silver, rose gold is a perfect complement to mom’s warmhearted personality.
For the budget-conscious, Pandora makes a wide variety of rose-gold toned pieces in their Pandora Rose collection. For a gift that will last a lifetime, check out our rose gold and diamond pieces in our Fine Jewelry collection!
Make it Mean Something
For those moms that enjoy the thought behind the gift, a meaningful symbol that expresses your relationship will help show her that you took the time to choose something special to both of you.
A simple white gold and diamond necklace with a meaningful symbol is a beautiful way to celebrate what mom means to you. We also love our Pyrrha talisman necklaces- each necklace is cast using designs from Victorian wax seals and comes with an accompanying meaning card. We love the New Beginnings talisman for the new mom!
For the mom who loves Game of Thrones, the My Treasure Dragon talisman is a perfect fit!
Stick to the Classics
It is hard to go wrong with a classic style! The classics stand the test of time and look good for any occasion.
We love Gabriel New York’s sterling silver fashion pieces as our go-to classic styles. Handmade with beautiful hammered textures and an eye for detail, these pieces really stand out for their quality and style.
We also love the multi-cable bracelets from our Bella Cavo collection. These silver and two-tone textured cable pieces have a classic silhouette with a modern edge!
For the Golden Girl
Does mom love the bright glow of gold jewelry? (We know we do!) Golden styles are popping up everywhere, and we have the perfect picks to bring this fashion trend into mom’s accessory wardrobe.
The newly released Pandora Shine 18k gold plated collection as made their gold pieces more accessible for the cost-conscious shopper. We love the pineapple charm for summer! Julie Vos jewelry is also a great way to add a touch of gold without splurging for a solid 14k or 18k piece.
For a piece that mom will cherish for years to come, a 14 or 18k and diamond piece in a classic style will let mom bring a special elegance to her everyday attire.
Because She is Your Guiding Light
Mom has a special role in our lives- she gently guides us and lights our way. The compass, star, and moon symbols are all beautiful ways to show mom that you appreciate the care she takes in making sure you are able to navigate your own path towards happiness.
We especially love this sweet North Star ring with a single diamond at the center!
For the Natural Beauty
For the mom who loves a natural look, pieces that are inspired by natural shapes or have raw gemstones are a great match for her more earthy style.
We love the natural shapes of Stephanie Kantis’ statement pieces. A lot of her jewelry includes beautiful natural gemstones as well, like these gorgeous rutilated quartz honeycomb inspired drop earrings!
For the luxe-level gift, we love the natural look of colored diamonds. Sethi Couture makes beautiful heirloom pieces with green, chocolate, and burnt orange diamonds.
To Suit Her Colorful Personality
Does mom like to stand out in a crowd? Get her a colorful piece of jewelry that complements her outgoing personality! Sorrelli Jewelry is a great gift for the mom who likes to live life colorfully. Their beautiful Swarovski crystal encrusted pieces are designed locally in Kutztown, making them even more special!
Another great choice for the colorful mom is our Thortiuda pendants. The hinged pendant opens to let you change the colored orb inside!
Show Her She’s One-of-a-Kind
Does mom love unique finds instead of mass-produced pieces. An Estate piece is a great way to give mom a one-of-a-kind piece that has its own special story! We love imagining the lives that our Estate pieces have lived before and adding good memories to their journeys. Estate pieces are also a great way to get a quality piece of 14k jewelry for an affordable price!
Get Sentimental (the Modern Way!)
Want to give mom a gift that lets her hold her memories close but hate the hassle of having to get the perfect photo formatted and printed? Meet Brighton’s new Love Lockets line! Pick out your locket and we will print a photo from your phone and install it inside the locket while you wait!
The Love Lockets have many beautiful styles- big and small, long length or short, bright silver or sparkling stones- there is a locket for every style mom!
We hope you have enjoyed this year’s Mother’s Day Top Ten picks! Is there something on the list you have to have? You can always shop Versant online and choose in-store pickup to have your package wrapped and ready for you at the front desk! To make this Mother’s Day even sweeter, take 15% off your online purchase, excluding sale and Estate items, with code MDAY19!
Love is in the air! Is that loving feeling being hampered by the frustrations of finding the perfect gift? We have you covered with this year’s Valentine’s Day Top 10! Read on to find out our picks for the perfect gifts to help express your feelings of love this Valentine’s Day.
1- Make it Meaningful
The perfect gift has as much to do with the thought put into it as it does the gift itself. Jewelry is a very personal gift. Finding a piece that expresses a meaningful sentiment is a wonderful way to let your loved one know that they took the time to find something they believe would be significant to them.
We love both our talismans and Compass Rose collections to help bring meaning to a beautiful piece of jewelry. Our Pyrrha talismans are handmade from antique wax seals and use heraldry to represent different sentiments and ideals. Compass Rose impresses upon the wearer the joy of finding a person who is the steady star that helps them navigate their way through life.
We also love Brighton’s new Love Lockets line as a sentimental gift. These shining lockets come in a wide variety of sizes and lengths. Many of them feature Brighton’s signature heart- perfect for Valentine’s Day! Best of all- we can print a photo from your phone while you wait and install it in the locket for you!
2- From Here to Eternity
Jewelry that symbolize the everlasting nature of love is always a hit on Valentine’s Day. While hearts have always been the go-to symbol to exemplify love, it is always nice to find something new and fresh. We think pieces featuring the infinity symbol and the love knot show off your love in an elegant and classic way.
The knot symbol has many connections to love and loyalty. They signify a binding of two lives and interconnection between two people. They are complete loops that have no start or finish, symbolizing an eternity of loyalty, faith, friendship and love.
3- Her Favorite Kind of Rose
Let’s face it- as much as we love a dozen roses, even the freshest flowers will only last a week. That is why we love rose gold! It evokes the same warm, fuzzy feeling but we will be able to admire it for years to come.
If you love rose gold and want a piece that you can wear everyday for years to come without any worries, it is a good idea to invest in a piece of solid 14k rose gold. 14k gold has a durability that sterling silver lacks, which is important for a piece that sees a lot of wear. Additionally, the beautiful rose color extends through the whole piece, so the finish can never “wear off” like it does in plated pieces.
For the more budget-conscious or casual rose gold wearer, Pandora has an option called Pandora Rose. While not actual rose gold, it is given a rosy hue by adding copper to sterling silver. Although they will not maintain their look for as long as a true rose gold piece, Pandora Rose is a great way to add a touch of rose color to your jewelry wardrobe without investing in a 14k item.
4- Give Her the Moon and Stars
You may think we are speaking metaphorically, but we are not– celestial themed jewelry is all the rage! From influencers and celebrities on your TV or favorite blog to your neighborhood trendsetter here at home, jewelry that reflects the beauty of the starry skies is everywhere. We love the idea of taking this popular trend and making it mean something special this Valentine’s Day!
For those of you who love to your local community as much as the far-away celestial wonders, our WinterLemon jewelry features many beautiful star-themed designs and is made locally in Bethlehem!
5- Be True (Blue)
Diamonds may have token the throne as the queen of stones in the today’s eye, but sapphires have a long history in the realm of romance and royalty. Long thought to symbolize truth, sincerity, nobility, and faithfulness, the sapphire stands out with its vibrant color. Like the diamond, sapphires have a high hardness and are able to stand up to heavier wear.
The sapphire is making a comeback in bridal jewelry in modern times, spearheaded by the gorgeous sapphire engagement ring worn given to Princess Diana, now worn by Duchess Kate Middleton. Prefer a more vintage look? Check out our great sapphire estate pieces!
6- Shine Bright
A great way to complement your loved one’s sparkling personality is with a piece of jewelry that shines brightly as well. While rose gold and yellow gold have been gaining popularity, bright white gold and silver bring their own special radiance.
Sparkling statement and stacking rings are also a great way to bring a bit of bright silver into her life!
7- Get Romantic
Romance is more than a feeling that happens around Valentine’s Day- it’s a style! The romantic style often tends towards sentimental, vintage and nature-inspired themes. Pieces that go beyond the ordinary will give her those fairytale feels! We especially love the mix of modern and vintage in Sorrelli jewelry’s statement necklaces for the girl with romantic tendencies.
Sethi Couture’s True Romance and Enchanted Garden collections are the embodiment of the romantic jewelry genre. Studded with natural colored diamonds in beautiful floral and calligraphy inspired shapes, it is no wonder their pieces have become a staple on the Oscars red carpet!
8- Stay Classic
Not everyone enjoys a romantic flourish or symbolic sentiment. Sometimes it is best to stick with the classics- there is a reason they have lasted so long! For the lady with a classic style, simple silhouettes in understated sizes and settings are a fitting choice.
Because classic styles withstand the changing trends, a good classic piece is an important investment. A well-loved piece that is built to withstand years of wear brings joy not only to the original wearer, but can be handed down as an heirloom.
9- Here Comes the Bride
For the newly engaged, this Valentine’s Day may feel more momentous than others. The excitement of planning a life together with the one you love is something at the forefront of your mind. Acknowledging that anticipation is a wonderful way to make their Valentine’s Day extra special.
One fun idea is to fill one of her wedding day must-haves! Sorrelli is well-known for their bridal jewelry- we love their light blue pieces as a fun way to add that something blue! If you are shopping for wedding bands, our Estate Collection pieces can give her a something old that really sparkles.
If you want your significant other to design their own perfect engagement ring, we are happy to help! Give us a call to set up an appointment for a custom design consultation with our owner, Gary Werkheiser. Our jewelers have made some stunning custom pieces and can work with you to find the perfect design within your budget.
If you are engagement ring shopping with a girl who likes to think outside the box, we have some great alternative bridal selections as well!
10- Sweet Child of Mine
Not all Valentine’s Day gifts need to celebrate romantic love. Sometimes it is just as important for a mom or dad to give a small sentiment to remind their children that they will always be loved unconditionally. We love the messages of some of our WinterLemon Wellness collection, reminding our girls to love themselves and have confidence that they are enough.
Our Wellness Collection gemstone bracelets are also a sweet gift to tell someone that you are thinking of them. Each bracelet comes with a card that describes the properties of the gemstone- we love the idea of choosing stones that enhance feelings of peace, love, and self worth. Our side-by-side and linked love necklaces are also a fun way to celebrate the love of a mother and daughter.
We hope this year’s Valentine’s Day Top 10 has helped take some of the stress out of the season of love! Found something you have to have? We always offer free shipping on jewelry purchases over $50 with coupon code FREESHIP50. As a thank-you for reading our Top 10 guide, you can also use code VDAYTOP10 to get 15% off your purchase until Valentine’s Day!*
The Christmas countdown is on! In between baking cookies and ugly sweater parties, there is always the difficult task of finding the perfect gift for all of the people on your list. This year we have done some of the hard work for you by searching through piles of possible presents to pick out our top 12 favorite gift ideas this holiday season.
This year, as a thank-you to our loyal customers, we are offering 10% off all of our gift idea items that are available in our online store with coupon code 12DAYS!
#1 – A Statement Bracelet
There is no denying it- bracelets are one of our favorite things. Unlike necklaces and earrings, which we put on for others to see, we get to look down at our wrists all day and get a smile from seeing that touch of sparkle.
For those rushed days when we have to grab our jewelry and go, we need a signature piece that makes a bold and beautiful wrist statement without the effort of crafting the perfect stack. A good statement bracelet is a must-have piece, and the first of our 12 gifts picks this Christmas- here are some of our favorites!
For the girl who likes to mix her metals, Julie Vos and Freida Rothman have some great contemporary pieces-
Sparkle in bright silver and mother of pearl-
Make old treasures new with these gorgeous 14k estate bangles-
Customize your look with the Pandora open bangle-
#2 – Be the Star of Bethlehem
We love showing off our hometown pride with the beautiful Star of Bethlehem and Moravian Star emblems. Whether the star is cut from simple silver or adorned with sparkling stones, these pieces remind us of our roots here in the Christmas City.
For the girl who likes to stack complementary styles-
For the necklace lover-
To remember where you are anchored- one side is the latitude and longitude of Bethlehem and the other is engraved “Bethlehem” with the star emblem-
#3 – Accessorize in the Colors of the Season
We may not love the cold and the snow of winter, but we do love the colors of the season! Fun accessories in dark grey, winter white, and wine reds add a stylish touch to any outfit. Our new Katie Loxton Florrie bags are a must-have on our list this year- we love the side tassel!
You can also never go wrong with a beautiful scarf- a pop of color adds some fun to your basic black coat!
#4 – Lockets Filled with Love
The locket is a classic way to give someone a gift that keeps their loved ones close to their heart. We love the new Brighton Love Lockets collection for a meaningful gift this Christmas. Available in a variety of styles, we are equipped with a special printer to print out a picture from your phone in-store in the exact size needed for each locket!
Pandora also has a beautiful locket concept- the Floating Memory Locket. Made with scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, the open window of these lockets show off a grouping of petite charms. With initials, birthstones, and other love and family related charms, it is easy to make a locket the represents your love and family.
#5 – Celestial Stylings
Jewelry inspired by the cosmos is everywhere this year! We love the dreamy feel of this jewelry, studded with sparkle and starry symbols.
Our locally designed WinterLemon jewelry has a wide variety of beautiful celestial pieces- from dainty layering pieces to bold statement designs-
Waxing Poetic has made some gorgeous Limited Edition celestial-themed charms this year- we love the Dark Halo charm on the Hematite Ensemble necklace!
For the girl who is looking for something other than a necklace, there are plenty of options as well! We love Pandora’s celestial themed jewelry this year. Our North Star ring is another one of our favorites!
#6 – Something for the Boys
Tucked in amongst all the sparkle, we have some wonderful gifts for the men in your life too! Our new line of jewelry, Pyrrha talismans, is a favorite among celebrity men. Designed from antique wax seals with a rustic, hand finished feel, these sterling and bronze talismans each have a meaning taken from heraldry.
The Fatherhood talisman is a particularly meaningful gift for the new dad!
Our locally made Men’s Collection Wellness bracelets are also a great gift for your guy. Made from natural gemstones, each 8″ stretch bracelet comes with a card describing the properties of the stone- such as giving strength to relieving stress.
For the man who won’t venture into the jewelry world, we have some great gifts upstairs in Haven, too! Our large map prints are great for decorating his office or den- choose a place that is meaningful or memorable for both of you for an extra layer of love!
#7 – Stay Warm with Rose Gold
We love the way rose gold warms up any palette. You can mix it with your silver jewelry to add a touch of blush or go all rose for a statement look. In recent years rose gold has become the “it” metal to have- get in on the trend this holiday!
Pandora Rose reimagines some of our favorite charms and jewelry in the rose gold tone. We love the new Pandora Rose open bangle!
For the girl with a more dainty style, we love this labradorite and rose gold star bracelet from WinterLemon.
#8 – Make it Mean Something
A gift meant to express a particular sentiment is always a good idea because it shows that time and thought were put into choosing something significant.
Our Talisman collection necklaces use expressive words and images to symbolize different attributes. Each Talisman comes with a card that explains the meaning behind the piece. We love the Oak Tree talisman, meaning strength & family roots, and the Seraphim, a messenger of light.
Our Compass Rose collection is also a wonderful way to bring meaning to your gift this year. A symbol of guidance, the Compass Rose encourages us to remember that “we are not just travelers, but navigators of our future.” It is the perfect gift for someone taking on new responsibilities or directions in their life. It is also perfect for the people in our life who love to explore the world!
Our WinterLemon Wellness Necklaces bring beautiful meaning to the trend of natural gemstones. Each delicate necklace comes displayed on a card that describes the metaphysical properties of the gemstone that adorns the necklace.
#9 – Get Cozy
Winter is here- the season for cushy blankets and warm fires. Joy is found in things that are soft and comforting. Bring some of that cozy spirit under the tree this year!
We love our coat/cardigan hybrids! Densely woven, they are well insulated and really keep out the chill.
Our locally-made Essential Oil Soy Candles will help turn your home into a cozy haven. Each candle comes with a small booklet explaining the benefits of the essential oils used.
#10 – Delicate Diamonds
Nothing brings the sparkle on Christmas morning like a touch of diamonds. This year’s trend is a dainty look perfect for layering.
For an heirloom quality piece to really cherish, 14k will let your investment last for years to come. Unlike silver, which is a soft material that will wear down over time and risk losing stones, 14k gold is durable and can hold up to everyday wear. Some of our favorite delicate diamond pieces are the infinity and anchor. Simple, beautiful, and meaningful- what’s not to love?
If you are on a tight budget but still want to bring the sparkle, sterling silver set necklaces are a good option. While not as durable as 14k gold, when treated with care they are a beautiful alternative. We love the look of oxidized sterling silver to make the diamond’s brilliance stand out.
#11 – Make a Statement with Color
Nothing adds some excitement to a boring outfit like a pop of color. Bring some new energy into her jewelry by choosing a piece that makes a statement with color.
For a minimalist style, keep a simple palette, like her favorite color or the color of her birthstone.
For a more organic look, use natural gemstones to bring some color into her life.
For the experts in both color and sparkle, look to Sorrelli Jewelry. Their gorgeous pieces exhibit a range of complementary colors- we love the plums, tiger’s eye, and sage greens of their Mahogany collection!
#12 – The Gift of Choice
While some people say that gift cards lack the emotion of a thought-out gift, sometimes what a girl really wants is an excuse to go get herself something she loves without worrying if she should really be treating herself. Want to really wow her? Hide it in one of our adorable Katie Loxton clutch pouches!
An extra bonus for those who are last-minute shoppers- in addition to getting a physical gift card at Versant, you can get a Digital Gift Certificate in our online shop! Digital Gift Certificates can be used both online and in-store at Versant.
We hope this year’s 12 Gifts of Christmas guide has helped take some of the stress out of this year’s shopping! Don’t forget that you can use coupon code 12DAYS until 12/20 to get 10% off any of the items pictured in this guide that are available in our online shop! Looking for a way to leave some hints this holiday? Check out the Wish List function of our eStore- add items to your wish list and then share with friends and family through email or Facebook!
Fall is the season for layers- and we don’t just mean clothing! We love the look of layered necklaces- it’s a great way to stay on-trend while showcasing more than one of your favorite pieces. Find out how to achieve that layered look with our Layering 101 how-to guide!
Pick a Focus Piece or Theme
You want your layered pieces to form a cohesive group. Picking a theme, such as a color, metal, or symbol, can help pull all of your pieces together. Alternatively, start out with one of your favorite pieces you would like to be a focus and find pieces that are natural complements to this piece.
For our example, we chose to focus on one of our WinterLemon natural sapphire necklaces. We love the raw gemstone set in gold vermeil for our fall wardrobe!
The necklace we chose as our focus contrasts warm yellow gold with a cool grey tone in the gem. To pair with this, we chose some pieces in various lengths that feature the same yellow gold and grey contrast.
We like to start with our longest piece first. A long necklaces anchors your grouping, helps center your focus, and keeps your look from being too top heavy. We like to choose our heavier pendants and chains for our longer necklaces.
For this layered look we chose one of our large yellow gold Thortiuda pendants on an anchor chain with a light grey chime. We love the versatility of the Thortiuda line- the colored interior chime is interchangeable, making it customizable to a wide range of looks.
Add Your Focus
After we anchor our look with a long piece, we like to add our focus piece. Your focus piece is the piece that you can’t live without. Adding it in early helps make sure that you choose pieces that don’t have a similar length or overpower it. We like our focus piece to be between 16-20″ in chain length, as this is the piece that is usually most noticeable at first glance.
We chose our raw sapphire necklace to be the focus piece for this look. On a 16″ bar chain, it is a good length and has an interesting chain that helps set it apart without being too heavy.
Fill in Space with Varied Shapes & Textures
The next step is to fill in some of the space between your anchor and focus pieces with a new variation on your theme. Choose a piece that complements your theme in one way but adds something different in another- this can be an added color, new texture, or unique chain.
For this look, we chose the Freida Rothman Maltese Marquise necklace. At 18-20″ with a longer pendant, it was a good length to bridge the gap between our raw sapphire and Thortiuda necklaces. The yellow gold and dark grey rhodium fit into our theme, but the hammered texture and use of metal to bring in color as compared to stone kept our layers from being identical to the point of being uninteresting.
Keep it Light
We like to finish off our layered look with a feather-light short necklace. This can be a simple chain or delicate piece with a small pendant. Choosing a daintier top piece helps keep a natural look by placing the heavier pieces low and the lighter pieces on top.
For this look we chose one of our WinterLemon Wellness necklaces with a pyrite gemstone. The pyrite has a natural look similar in color to the raw sapphire of our focus piece. Set in a very light chain with small stones, it adheres to the look of our theme without competing with the focus piece or bringing too much attention away from our face.
Don’t Be Afraid to Break the Rules
Now that we have set out or guidelines on how to create the perfect layered look, there is only one more piece of advice– don’t be afraid to step outside of the box! Different outfits, pieces, and themes may ask you to be more or less adventurous. A busy pattern or button down shirt may not call for a longer piece. You may want less (or more!) layers. You may want to try layering groupings of chains without pendants.
At the end of the day, the only rule that you need to follow is this: if you love it, rock it!
Check out some more of our layered looks below. Need a new piece to complete your fall jewelry wardrobe? Stop by our online store here and take 10% off your purchase until 10/31/18 with the code LAYERED.
It’s graduation party season! Hats off to the new graduates for all of their hard work and achievements. 🎓 Finding the perfect gift to celebrate these accomplishments can be a struggle- so we have assembled a list of our top ten favorite graduation gifts to take the stress out of graduation shopping.
Navigate Your Own Future
One of our favorite gifts for milestone occasions is our Compass Rose necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. Starting at $85, these beautiful pieces feature the symbol of the compass, representing direction, guidance, and trailblazing.
Each Compass Rose piece comes with a card connecting the compass symbol to the occasion. One of the standard cards expresses that we are not just travelers, but navigators of our future. This is a great way to remind the graduate that they have been instilled with the tools that will help them journey towards success and the achievement of their dreams. There is also a graduation themed card that uses a quote by Emerson that tells the graduate “do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
The Compass Rose collection includes sterling silver, two-tone, and 14k gold versions. Several of the sterling silver necklaces are available with gemstone accents to add a little color or sparkle to this beautiful symbol.
Another great way to symbolize the achievements of the new graduate is our Talisman collection necklaces. These dainty necklaces feature either a meaningful symbol or phrase and come packaged with a card that explains the meaning of that symbol.
We particularly love the Star of Bethlehem, Dragonfly, and Snake symbols for the graduate, symbolizing an inspiring path forward and the pursuit of new dreams. The Going Places and Explore Dream Discover word talismans are also great choices!
You can explore all of the Talisman Collection here.
Because She’s a Gem
One of our newest favorite things are our WinterLemon Wellness necklaces. These dainty necklaces, which are handmade locally in Bethlehem, each feature a set of three natural gemstones.
Each necklace is packaged on a card that talks about the properties of the gemstone.
We love the “She Believed She Could, So She Did” Lapis Necklace, “Make It Happen” Pyrite Necklace, and “Carpe Diem” Apatite necklace for the new graduate!
Thanks for the Memories
A new Pandora bracelet is always a great gift for a big occasion. With their ever-expanding repertoire of both meaningful and beautiful charms, it is easy to start a stunning bracelet that captures the graduation moment. Starting a new Pandora bracelet gives your graduate a piece of jewelry that she can use to memorialize the next big steps in her life- whether it be finding her dream career, continuing her education, or creating her own home and family.
We love the new Dreamcatcher charm, inscribed on the top with “Follow Your Dreams” as the centerpiece of a new bracelet. For the girl who prefers more of a fashion look to the traditional charm bracelet, the Essence collection is the perfect solution. The Essence Collection features a daintier bracelet with smaller charms that are more uniform in size and shape. Each charm is associated with a different attribute, such as wisdom or dedication, which is engraved on the side of the charm.
Next on our top 10 picks for the recent graduate is our celestial-themed jewelry from WinterLemon. These diamond accented pieces are a wonderful way to tell your graduate to keep reaching for the stars.
Handmade locally in Bethlehem, these pieces stand out from tired old styles of mass-produced jewelry. We love the use of oxidized sterling silver and rose gold to add a different style to a common symbol.
Many of our WinterLemon celestial necklaces feature starbursts that remind us of the Moravian Star- a perfect way for the graduate to honor her time in Bethlehem.
You can see more of our WinterLemon collection here.
Turn the Tassel
One of the biggest symbols of graduation is the graduate turning the tassel at the end of the ceremony. We think a great way to honor that moment is with tassel themed jewelry!
Many of our brands include tassel jewelry within their offerings- from fashion jewelry such as Sorrelli and Brighton to sterling silver offerings from Pandora, WinterLemon, and Officina Bernardi.
Watch Over Her
Graduation is an exciting and life changing event. Much of the time, it means that the graduate is going to be going off into the world and leaving home. We love the idea of an Angel Whisperer necklace as a gift that reminds them that they will always be watched over with love.
Each Thortiuda necklace opens to reveal a colored chime. This chime is meant to “call your angel” to watch over you. This representation is very symbolic for the graduate, who may be spreading her wings and living on their own for the first time. Each color is representative of a different value and has a slightly different sound. Grey symbolizes wisdom and decisions, great for the new graduate!
The Thortiuda pendant comes in sterling silver, dark ruthenium plated, rose gold plated, and yellow gold plated styles. In addition to being meaningful it is very stylish- it is one of the jewelry items in our store that our customers come back to tell us they get the most compliments on!
The classic gift for the graduate is an heirloom piece of jewelry that they can cherish their whole life as a symbol of their great accomplishment. For a piece that will last a lifetime and never go out of style, there is no match for fine jewelry. Gold jewelry, either yellow, white, or rose, is much more durable than silver fashion jewelry and can stand everyday wear and years of love. Fine jewelry also holds its value and will be something that your graduate can someday gift to her children.
We love simple gold and diamond necklaces or studs as a graduation gift. While stylish, they are not overly trendy and will never go out of style.
For the graduate leaving home to go to college or a new job, a reminder of where she is anchored is a unique graduation gift. Our Lat & Lo latitude and longitude bar necklaces and cuff bracelets have the location of Bethlehem on the front and are engraved “Bethlehem” with the Star of Bethlehem symbol on the back.
Available in both sterling silver ($64) and gold filled ($69), they are a visible reminder of the graduates roots.
For the graduate who went to school at Moravian or Lehigh, it is a great way to celebrate the special place where she got her education!
Celebrate Her Alma Mater
Our last graduation gift pick is for the local college graduate. Upstairs in Haven, we have a lot of local art celebrating the historic landmarks and locations in the Lehigh Valley. In addition to our maps and photo prints, we have several antique postcard reproductions featuring our local colleges!
We hope you found our Top 10 Picks for the Graduate helpful to survive the graduation gift season with some unique and meaningful gifts! You can browse our new online store here to find some more of our unique gift items. Just as in store, we offer complimentary gift wrapping of all jewelry items in our online shop and free shipping for jewelry orders over $50! If you need a gift quickly, we also offer local pickup as an alternative to shipping through the mail so you can shop online and pick up- wrapped and ready- at Versant.
As always, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of our wonderful customers who choose to #shopsmall with us. We know you have a choice with where you shop and we are grateful that you choose to shop with our local small business.
The classic beauty gravitates towards clean lines, tried-and-true styles, and simple silhouettes with a little bit of sparkle. Trending towards smooth textures in silver or white gold, the classic girl likes pieces that will look good today and twenty years from now.
One of our favorite choices for the girl with a classic style is Ti Sento Milano jewelry. Made from solid sterling silver with a rhodium plated to maintain shine and prevent tarnishing, this beautiful jewelry line embodies elegance. Pavé stones, soft colors, and classic textures add something extra to make each piece really stand out.
We particularly love these beautiful pendant necklaces. Providing a pop of color or sparkle on a small chain, they are a great quality gift at an affordable price.
For the classic girl who prefers a handbag to a piece of jewelry, we love Katie Loxton’s vegan leather bags. These handbags and clutches are made in modern colors with a classic, minimalist silhouette.
We love the witty pieces in Katie Loxton’s Perfect Pouch collection. Available in a wide range of beautiful colors, each pouch has a fun phrase to reflect an outgoing personality. The clutches are great for storing your glam essentials or taking out as a purse for a night on the town!
Another great gift for the classic girl is Gabriel & Company’s fashion jewelry. Made by the purveyors of fine and bridal jewelry, the fashion line is made from sterling silver and gemstones. Gabriel updates classic shapes and styles with unique textures and stones to make pieces that really stand out in a crowd.
Unlike many fashion jewelry lines that use cubic zirconia for added sparkle, Gabriel & Co uses natural stones, such as white topaz or diamonds.
For the Style Trendsetter
Shopping for someone that likes to be on ahead of the pack when it comes to new styles? Check out selections in mixed metals or gold (yes it is back!) in innovative shapes and designs.
Freida Rothman jewelry is perfect for someone who has a more metropolitan style- it has a splash of sparkle set against dark oxidized silver with gold accents.
Statement bangles and cuffs are some of our favorite pieces made by Freida Rothman. Available in two tone or silver, they are a gorgeous piece for someone looking for a splurge-worthy gift.
For the girl who prefers silver, Freida Rothman’s Industrial Finish collection gives a metropolitan edge using silver tones. This collection mixes sparkling stones, matte silver, and oxidized silver for a dramatic finish.
Julie Vos jewelry is another great choice for the trendsetter who is ready to delve into the wonderful world of gold jewelry. Constructed from 24K gold over brass, these amazing (and affordable!) styles are a centerpiece of the fashion blogger world. We love her beautiful stacking bangles.
One of our favorite designs is the Milano 6-Stone bangle. They look amazing stacked together and come in a wide variety of natural stones, providing a lot of color options. We also love the new Caspian Cuff for a dramatic statement piece.
We also love Julie Vos’ long, layering necklaces. The new Caspian necklace in gold with oxidized silver accents is one of our favorites from the fall collection. The Coin Pendant necklace, which can be worn long or doubled into a shorter layered necklace, has been a favorite on the fashion blogs.
Does your style trendsetter prefer a one-of-a-kind piece that no-one else is likely to have? Our Bora jewelry is a great choice for her! Handmade by a New York City based Turkish designer, Bora pieces have a Byzantine influence with a modern style. We love the natural textures incorporated into each piece.
For the Sentimentalist
Searching for a gift for someone who prefers something symbolic of the important moments in their life over the standard glitz and glamor? Look to one of the many customizable jewelry lines that allow you to tailor your gift to both suit her tastes and represent the events and people that have touched her life. There has been a big movement in recent times to make jewelry more personal with great benefits for gift givers. It is hard to go wrong when you know that the present you have wrapped under the tree represents something special to her!
One of our favorite charm lines is Waxing Poetic. Waxing Poetic was originally inspired by the vintage look and poetic history of wax seals and is made from brass and sterling silver for a beautiful mixed metal look. Their mission statement is to celebrate the potential for transformation in all of us. The jewelry they create pays homage to the journey of our lives: where we come from, what our stories are, and how they have influenced both the world and us.
From symbols such as the tree of life, moon, and anchor to more direct representations of family members, such as initials or birthstones, each charm is meant to have its own story.
The Transformative Dragonfly pendant is a gorgeous statement piece. This large charm is set with labradorite for a natural iridescence.
Even better- their charms can be worn in a variety of ways- hanging on a simple chain, stacked on brass or sterling bangles, or grouped together on one of their charm holders or beautiful beaded ensemble necklaces.
Many of the Waxing Poetic charms have a message engraved in the back making them reversible and giving them an extra layer of sentiment.
Another great option for someone who appreciates a gift that has a deeper meaning is Alex and Ani jewelry. Alex and Ani creates meaningful, eco-conscious jewelry and accessories that adorn the body, enlighten the mind, and empower the spirit. Alex and Ani’s collections reflect a design aesthetic that celebrates each wearer’s unique essence and their artistry lies in drawing out the beauty that resides within.
Each Alex and Ani bangle or charm comes with a meaning card describing the meaning behind the symbol and providing three key empowering words that the symbol represents. From symbols directly representing aspects of a person, such as birthstones and initials, to more figurative symbols such as hope, strength, and healing, you are sure to find a personal and meaningful gift within the multitude of charms available. Their recent addition, adjustable cuffs, are a great addition for the girl who has a lot of the bangle style design.
This year, Alex and Ani has made gift-giving even easier with their curated sets. These sets incorporate several bangle and beaded styles meant to complement each other, making a complete stack. We particularly love the rose gold joy set!
Most of the collection is made from recycled metals, but the Providence collection provides an elegant redesign of the more popular symbols in sterling and gold plated sterling. It is a great way to gift Alex and Ani to someone who
Making a gift meaningful and personal doesn’t always mean that it has to be a traditional charm or symbol. The Pandora Essence collection has all of the meaning of other charm lines but has a clean and elegant profile that suits those with a more simple or classic style. The beads themselves can be worn on the sterling Pandora Essence bracelet, bangle, or necklace. The Essence charms are all similar in size and design, with different colors or patterns symbolizing the virtue that they represent; because of this design they look like an elegant bracelet or necklace but still have a deeper meaning.
Each bead in the Pandora Essence line is associated with a different trait or emotion, such as love, friendship, faith, or confidence.
Another idea for the girl who likes beautiful things with beautiful meanings behind them is our new line, Compass Rose. The compass rose, also called the windrose, is a navigational figure that displays the cardinal directions and their intermediate points. The inside of the rose is filled in with an ornate star that is symbolic of the North Star. This was the principle navigational tool used for centuries as guidance.
The motto of Compass Rose is that “we are not just travelers, but navigators of our futures.” In addition to this standard card, we have many custom cards to celebrate the different ways people guide us and help us on our journey through life.
Our new additions to the Compass Rose line are more ornate, with oxidized details or beautiful colored enamel. We love the anchor incorporating the compass rose design! These pieces are engraved on the back “Life brings us to unexpected places. Love brings us home.”
For the bracelet lover, Compass Rose is available as a sterling bangle or a cord bracelet as well. We love the contrast of the silver compass with the black cord.
For the Detail Oriented
Shopping for a girl who cares about the little things that make an outfit perfect? We have some great options with interchangeable pieces that help coordinate one piece of jewelry for many occasions!
Brighton’s Christo Cuffs are a wonderful choice for the girl who has a strong bracelet game. These cuffs have an open metal design into which you can insert reversible leather pieces in fun colors. Wear them without an insert for a more open feel and change your colors to match your outfit (or your mood!)
The fall collection included some beautiful new beaded inserts to use in the open cuff. We love the colors and details!
For the girl who prefers a necklace to a bracelet, our Thortiuda pendants are a very popular choice. These distinctive cage-shaped pendants open to allow the orb inside to be changed. Changing a grey colored orb for a brightly colored one completely changes the look of the necklace.
For a little extra sparkle, some of the cages are spangled with glittering CZs.
Not enough sparkle for you? Check out these amazing crystal encrusted orbs!
For the girl who prefers handbags to jewelry, we love the idea of adding fun bag charms to give a classic bag a touch of personality. We love all of the tassel charms from Spartina 449’s fall collection!
This bee tassel/keychain in a seaglass blue is another one of our favorites.
For the Local Lover
Are you shopping for someone who is filled with hometown pride and adorns themselves (and their home!) with symbols of their local roots? The best part about shopping at a locally-owned small business is the exclusive finds that celebrate our beautiful city!
One of our favorite new jewelry concepts is the coordinates cuff and necklace. These sterling and gold plated pieces from Lat & Lo celebrate where you are anchored. They have crafted for us an exclusive version of the coordinate cuff and bar necklace with the coordinates of Bethlehem on the outside and our city name with the Star of Bethlehem on the inside. These pieces are a great gift both for those who celebrate the city where they live and for those who have had beautiful memories here and no longer live in the area.
Another great way to celebrate the love for local is by supporting a local artist. Our WinterLemon jewelry is not only beautiful, but it is handmade in Bethlehem, PA! Ranging from stocking stuffers like beaded bracelets made from natural gemstones (starting at $15) to luxe items like diamond necklaces, there is something for everyone AND your purchase goes invests in the community that you love.
Our favorites from WinterLemon’s holiday additions are these beautiful oxidized silver and rose gold celestial themed diamond necklaces.
Each of the natural stones used in WinterLemon’s bracelets has a meaning or promotes certain attributes. With a wide color palette, it is fun to try to find a meaningful stone that matches your style.
We also love WinterLemon’s suede choker necklaces with dainty charms. Tying at the back of the neck, tie them as a choker or wear them longer for a more traditional look.
For the Bethlehem native, our exclusive Star Collection jewelry is a great choice. Designed around the Star of Bethlehem motif, these necklaces range from dainty sterling silver pieces for $55 to solid 14k gold pieces for $410.
We love the sterling silver open star necklace. It is also a great choice for any health professionals who work within the St. Luke’s network!
For those looking for something to adorn their home, there are a lot of local finds upstairs in Haven. Our black and white photo prints and vintage greeting card reproductions are another great way to gift the local lover.
For those who went to college locally, we have prints available for Lafayette, Lehigh, and Moravian as well.
For the Rosy Romantic
Rose gold continues to grow in popularity, especially with those who are a romantic at heart. The warm tones of rose gold pair well with bright sterling silver, and are a great complement for the jewelry box of a girl who likes silver and white gold.
We have a variety of rose-gold plated sterling silver jewelry that gives a rosy tone without the price of solid rose gold.
In addition to necklaces and earrings, we have some beautiful rose-gold plated bracelets that are adjustable to your wrist size. Stack them with some of our Katie Loxton beaded stretch bracelets for a sparkling statement in silver and rose!
Pandora’s Rose collection has become very popular in the last year as well. Their rings are a standout choice- get a statement piece or create your own curated stack!
We also love all of the new Pandora Rose charms added to the Essence collection. Pair the sparkling rose pieces with some bold black and white for an outstanding statement piece.
Looking for a luxe-level gift? Our gorgeous solid rose gold and diamond pieces are heirloom-worthy pieces that will stand the wear of time. Unlike plated silver pieces, where the rose gold finish can eventually wear off, real rose gold pieces have the strength and longevity of gold. We love these dainty diamond necklaces, especially the anchor symbol.
More of an earring girl? These crescent moon statement earrings and cone-shaped dainty earrings are some of our favorites pieces in the diamond case!
If rings are more her thing, we have some beautiful thin stacking bands in rose gold. For a unique look, check out our rose gold and labradorite ring!
For the Entertainer
The Entertainer loves the hustle and bustle of a busy house, and the centerpiece of her home is the kitchen where friends and family gather for good times and great company. The best gifts for the Entertainer are ones that highlight these occasions and celebrate her love for being everyone’s favorite host.
When opening our new upstairs lifestyle and home boutique, Haven, we sought out high quality serving pieces, barware, and other home items that follow the modern movement in home decor by using natural materials in a neutral palette. These touches of marble, slate, natural wood, and copper make the perfect palette for displaying the Entertainer’s gourmet treats.
Another gift idea for the Entertainer is a collection of scented candles. A good quality candle not only adds ambience to any party, but it makes her home smell fresh and inviting. At Haven, our Greenmarket Purveying Company candles are beautifully presented, all-natural, and locally made in Bucks County.
We also love our Bonny and Blithe candles, goat’s milk soap, and lotions. Handmade in Portland, Oregon, they are beautifully presented and make a great addition to a kitchen or guest bathroom.
Love going out to eat? Check out our fun wine caddies made from upcycled military tarps and tents to tote your wine bottles to your favorite BYOB in style!
If coffee is her life, we love these Chase & Wonder mugs to add some personality to her daily caffeine fix.
For the Sparkling Star
Are you giving a gift to someone whose favorite quote is “never let anyone dull your sparkle”? You have a Sparkling Star on your hands! The Sparkling Star is drawn to anything that has that lovely glimmer when the light catches it, and she is like a kid in a candy shop when she goes into a jewelry store.
Needless to say, we are stocked full of glistening jewels for the Sparkling Star in your life. In addition to our fine jewelry, we have a lot of affordable options available that still pack on the glitz. One of our favorite collections of jewelry is Officina Bernardi. This Italian sterling silver line is manufactured with a patented cut to make the silver catch the light the way a faceted gem would. They offer a wide range of necklaces, earrings, and bracelets in silver, gold plated, rose gold plated, and black rhodium plated to suit a variety of tastes and purposes.
If you are looking for a splurge-worthy gift in the Officina Bernardi line, the Comet necklace is a great choice. This long tassel necklace is finished in a warm rose gold with silver accents. As versatile as it is beautiful, you can dress it down with a white T-shirt or take it for a night on the town in a little black dress.
Another great gift to keep your girl twinkling is new to Versant- Sorrelli Jewelry! Not only are these pieces super sparkly- they are encrusted with Swarovski crystals!- they are designed locally in Kutztown and have a lifetime warranty. We love the holiday Black Onyx collection.
For the girl who loves warm tones, their Mahogany pieces set in Antique Gold finished metal are stunning as well.
Not only beautiful, but versatile, some pieces are even convertible such a multi-strand wrap bracelet that can also be worn as a bib necklace.
There is one gift that outshines any other for the sparkling star- diamonds! Nothing says sparkle like a white diamond set in white gold.
For the sparkling star who likes a touch of color, we love these diamond and sapphire studs. They are a particularly special gift for a bride-to-be- she can wear them at her upcoming wedding as her something blue!
Looking to really spoil her? We have some amazing diamond hoop earrings ranging from pave diamonds to these outstanding teardrop shaped hoops with large diamonds.
For the Gentleman
Versant is not only for the girls! We also have some fun finds for the gentlemen in your life.
Upstairs at Haven we have a great find for the guy who is into our local history. Our exclusive local map prints, available framed or unframed, were created using vintage maps to create a modern graphic that celebrates local neighborhoods. Map prints are 11×14″ and are available for Historic Bethlehem, West Bethlehem, South Bethlehem, Northeast Bethlehem, Bethlehem Township, Fountain Hill, Upper Saucon, Lower Saucon, Easton, South Easton, Nazareth, and Phillipsburg.
In addition to our local map prints, we have some detailed bird’s eye view maps of local areas as well, including Allentown, Easton/Phillipsburg, Bethlehem, Philadelphia, New York, and Boston.
Have a guy with a sense of humor (but not humility?). Check out our witty “Dandy Lion” British screen printed tote from Chase and Wonder.
And accessorizing is not only for the girls! Our new line from Waxing Poetic, Poet, is designed with your man in mind. These leather and sterling bracelets and tag-style necklaces are adorned with strong symbols. We particularly love the North Star and Dove necklaces; the Anguis snake tag necklace reminds us of the Caduceus and would be a great gift for a doctor.
Alex and Ani has also just released their first men’s cuff, the Meditating Eye. A Charity By Design piece benefiting the David Lynch foundation, this adjustable cuff brings protection and awareness.
Thank you for taking a look at our gift guide- we hope you found what you are looking for (and some things you didn’t even know you wanted!) Interested in any of items that you saw? Give us a call at 610-691-2270 to have us reserve something for you. We can also take phone orders and ship nationwide- shipping is free for orders over $50!
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and we have hand-selected some special treats to make mom’s day! Whether she is a sentimental soul or a trendsetter on-the-go, we have searched the world to find the perfect gift for every kind of mom. Check out all of our selections below in our Mother’s Day gift guide.
A few helpful hints before we start- plan to shop before the crowds arrive. The early bird really does get the worm- many of our promotions are the first week in May and the best selection is available when you get there first. If you are shopping for Pandora or Alex and Ani, take a peek or snap a pic of mom’s collection before you set out. That way you won’t have to fret over whether you have already given her that mom charm! And forget about buying wrapping paper and ribbon- gift wrapping is always complimentary at Versant! Got all that? Okay then- ready, set … shop!
If mom’s sense of style trends towards bright silvers, simple lines, and a touch of sparkle, she appreciates classic beauty. Giving a gift that will stand the test of time means going back to the classics. Clean styles in neutral colors are always a good idea. Mom will get the most wear out of a versatile piece she will be able to fancy up with a little black dress or dress down with a tee and jeans.
One of our favorite jewelry lines that creates classic styles with an updated aesthetic is Ti Sento Milano. Crafted from sterling silver, these pieces are rhodium plated to inhibit tarnishing and keep a bright, beautiful finish. Studded with sparkling, handset stones, they are great for transitioning from day into night.
Some of our favorite Ti Sento necklaces feature a round pendant with a pavé CZ or colored stone interior. We love the beautiful, soft colors of the stones. Ti Sento uses manmade crystals for their colored stones, ensuring that the color of each piece is consistent. This is a great feature for buying companion rings or earrings on future occasions!
If mom prefers bracelets and rings to necklaces, Ti Sento has some gorgeous hinged bangles. Made from heavy sterling silver, they really make a statement! We love the new spring design with entwined silver, pavé CZ, and mother of pearl strands.
Another great choice for the mom with the classic sense of style is Gabriel & Co’s fashion jewelry. Gabriel is primarily known for their high-end engagement rings, wedding bands, and fine jewelry. Their fashion line is constructed from sterling silver with precious and semi-precious stones. Using sterling allows for the same quality of design and construction at a lower price.
We love their quatrefoil necklace and earrings for mom. An iconic style with a slightly vintage feel, these pieces are feminine without being too delicate.
For the mom who likes the classics but wants something unique, Gabriel’s mother of pearl pieces are a great choice. These rings, earrings, and pendants use mother pearl with a piece of faceted quartz on top to give the piece more dimension. Although at first glance they look like a neutral grey, the iridescence of the dark mother of pearl picks up pretty pinks, greens, and other colors in the light.
Are you looking to really treat mom this Mother’s Day? (She deserves it!) Nothing is as classic or eternal as fine jewelry. While good fashion jewelry makes a beautiful statement, sterling silver does not have the strength for long-lasting wear the way that gold does. To give mom a classic piece that she will be able to wear for years and pass on to her children, gold is the way to go.
For a gift that mom can wear every day, stud earrings are an excellent choice. They have just the right amount of sparkle to be able to worn with any outfit. Studs are a great gift for new moms because they are a piece of jewelry that small hands can’t easily grab!
A dainty necklace is also a wonderful gift idea. These pieces add a touch of delicate sparkle and will never go out of style. We love the anchor necklace below. A symbol of stability and hope, the anchor holds fast and steady in both calm and stormy weather.
Let’s Get Personal
We love a gift that you can personalize to customize it to mom’s taste and represent your family and special memories that you share. Luckily, there are a lot of different types of jewelry that let you combine pieces to make mom a unique and thoughtful gift.
When talking about celebrating and creating unforgettable moments, Pandora is a great choice for someone looking for a wide range of styles. Not only do they have a vast selection of charms for their bracelets, but their jewelry is diverse, well-made, and affordable.
We love the new floating locket designs that have been introduced this season. The lockets themselves are a clean, classic design and use sapphire crystal found in high-end watches to provide a scratch-resistant surface. Sets of three petite charms can be used to personalize the lockets. We love the infinite love and the birthstone trios! The new heart lockets can be used with an insert plate in the back to add another dimension to the design.
For those looking to start a Pandora bracelet or add a new bracelet to their existing collection, the Tree of Hearts gift set is a great way to do so. This set includes a Limited Edition heart-clasp bangle with the inscription “You are so loved” and the new Tree of Hearts charm. The gift set is presented in a special light pink Pandora box. Personalize the set by adding spacers in the colors of family members’ birthstones or charms with their initials!
Pandora’s new stackable birthstone rings are another great option for giving mom a personalized gift. Make a stack with the birthstone of each family member to create a modern version of a mother’s ring.
Another great option for curating a personalized set for mom is Waxing Poetic jewelry. This line of charms, necklaces, and bracelets is inspired by vintage wax seals. Create a mother’s day collection using talismans representing family, meaningful words and phrases, and insignia with initials.
An added bonus to shopping the Waxing Poetic collection is the free charm promotion that will be going on from May 1-May 14. During this time, when you spend $100 in Waxing Poetic jewelry, you will get a Mom Birdsong charm for free. We love this charm paired with the Bundled with Love nest. Add symbols representing each family member to really personalize mom’s charms!
For the mom with a more casual style, Alex and Ani is a fun way to create a stack of bracelets to represent her family and what makes her stand out. This Mother’s Day, Alex and Ani has released several limited edition sets. These bangle and beaded styles only available for a limited time as part of each set. The I Love You Mom set of five and Mom set of three are great starter sets for a mom just beginning her Alex and Ani collection.
We particularly love the Infinite Connection set. With one bangle for mom and one bangle for daughter, it reminds us of the classic “give one, keep one” friendship sets. Add a beaded bangle in a birthstone color to personalize mom’s portion of the set!
Another way to create a personalized bracelet collection is with the updated birthstone bangles. These bangles are now available in the matte gold and silver finish and adorned with a teardrop shaped Swarovski crystal. Mix birthstones bangles, colored beaded bracelets, and initials for mom and her crew to create a varied stack.
Is mom the superhero of your family? Add one of the new Wonder Woman bangles or cuffs to her Mother’s Day stack! These new additions to the Alex and Ani world feature the iconic Wonder Woman logo and symbolize strength and the fight for love and justice.
The Trendsetter Mom
Is mom a style trendsetter who loves to be on the cutting edge of what is new and fashionable? Look for pieces that use different metals in innovative ways and go out of their way to make a statement. Bolder earrings in versatile designs, necklaces that are longer or shorter (think chokers!), and stacks of fun bangles are a great way to gift the trendsetter mom.
We love Julie Vos jewelry for a striking design in warm gold with pops of bold color. Her long layering necklaces and stackable bracelets have been very popular on the fashion blogs, and for good reason. With styles inspired by nature, architecture, and byzantine motifs, these pieces bridge the gap between classic and trendy. Julie Vos’ jewelry is constructed from 24K gold over brass, giving it a wonderful warm tone.
For the beach-loving mom that loves the summer sun, choose pieces where watery blues or bright turquoise are set against gold.
Many of Julie Vos’ long necklaces, like the bee below, include a special jump ring so that they can be doubled and worn at a shorter length.
Another great brand for the trendsetter mom is Freida Rothman. Based in New York, they combine a metropolitan style with a fun use of mixed metals and stone settings. For a brighter style, their yellow gold plated pieces set with amazonite are gorgeous. For a versatile piece, we love their pavé studs with amazonite ear jackets. Wear them as plaint studs without the jackets, or dress it up with a dangling pop of color!
For an edgier style, check out Freida Rothman’s mixed metal pieces. Using yellow gold plating and oxidized sterling silver gives a great contrast to these fashionable pieces. Pair them with some labradorite jewelry to complement the color combination.
Our store exclusive line, WinterLemon, also has some beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces that are well-suited for the fashionable mom. Handmade locally, they use a mix of cutting edge shapes and metals with semi-precious gemstones. As with Freida Rothman’s jewelry, the mix of yellow gold and oxidized silver takes a classic design and gives it a more contemporary edge.
For those that would like a statement piece without a heavy look, we love WinterLemon’s necklaces crafted from a delicate chain, freshwater pearls, and faceted gemstones.
Another way to make a statement without being too bulky is to use an unconventional necklace length or a adding bright colored stones set without a large amount of metal. We love this necklace with a slice of bright green chalcedony wrapped in a fine outline of gold vermeil.
Sweet and Sentimental
Is mom known for being softhearted and turns to mush over a gift with a story behind it? For the sentimental mom, we love pieces that have a romantic or nostalgic undertone.
Both beautiful and meaningful, Thortiuda pendants are a terrific gift for the sentimental mom. Thortiuda, meaning “angel” in Thai, are also known as angel whisperers. Each pendant cage encloses a colored chime. The delicate chime is meant to call our guardian angels to our side, so that they can protect us from all dangers.
Thortiuda is also the perfect gift for a mom-to-be celebrating her first mother’s day. The idea of the angel whisperer chime has been present across many cultures. It was worn during pregnancy to protect expectant mothers and their babies. After birth, it could be kept by the mother, or be given to the newborn baby to protect it in its sleep, to soothe it with the reassuring and familiar gentle chime, and to protect it by calling the invisible presence of its guardian angel.
Each chime insert color has an individual meaning and sound. On the fashion side, the interchangeable orbs allow the wearer to change the look of the necklace for different seasons and outfits.
Another wonderful way to surprise mom with a sentimental gift this Mother’s Day is through the Pandora Essence collection. Similar to the traditional Pandora charm bracelet, these pieces are personalized by choosing your bracelet and charms separately. However, unlike the Moments bracelet, the Essence charms celebrate different values and attributes of the people we love. Each charm is designed to reflect a chosen trait, such as loyalty or dedication, and this trait is engraved onto the side of the charm.
Pandora Essence is wonderful for moms just starting a charm bracelet because the charms themselves have silicon in the interior of the charm that allows the charm to stay in place on the bracelet. This lets mom style the bracelet by grouping charms together or separating them. Because the charms stay in place, the bracelet never looks empty or unfinished.
For moms with a distinct romantic side, we love jewelry accented with rose gold. The warm pink tones of rose gold make it a stand-out metal for the dreamy mom. Used widely in the Victorian era, it also has a touch of vintage fun that appeals to the nostalgic mom.
Pandora has recently expanded their collection to Pandora Rose. These pieces are made from a proprietary blend of copper and silver at the core with a layer of 14K rose gold plating on top. We love the pieces with some sparkle- the stones stand out so brightly against the rose! They have designed some of our favorite rings in Pandora Rose as well. Add a rose accent to a sterling stack, or create an all rose collection!
To gift mom a full set in Pandora Rose, we love the Timeless Elegance design. This classic style is given a twist with the warm rose gold hue and is available as stud earrings, ring, and pendant.
Many of our WinterLemon pieces are also available with rose gold plated accents. We love the mix of rose gold with the soft grey of labradorite- the iridescence in the labradorite gemstone picks up the warm pinks of the rose. We love the sweet bee necklace below as a dainty piece to honor the queen bee of the family!
For a more classic look in rose gold, Elle Jewelry’s rose gold plated sterling pieces feature iconic shapes updated in the rose gold metal. The fleur earrings and necklace are a beautiful romantic style. For a more modern feel, we love the sparkling bar necklace that mixes rose gold with shiny silver.
Another way to treat the sentimental mom this Mother’s Day is to feather her nest with some accents that reflect the love of her family. Upstairs in Haven, our locally-made burlap canvases feature a family tree and nostalgic phrases shared between mother and child.
We also love our Love You to the Moon and Back and This is my Happy Place pillows as a way to brighten up mom’s home with expressions of love.
Accessorize that Gift Card!
Everyone loves gift cards- they are versatile and let mom pick something you know she will like. But as fun as using a gift card is, opening a gift card on Mother’s Day is not very exciting. Luckily, there are some great creative ways to jazz up that gift with some small accessories that give a hint of the gift card being received!
Is mom a coffee lover? These new mugs from Chase and Wonder are a great way to accessorize a gift certificate to Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, or your local coffee shop. When the gift card is spent, she will still think of you every time she has a cup.
For the mom that loves to travel, these travel bags and accessories made from upcycled military tarps are a great way to surprise mom with a fun trip. The adorable makeup are also a great way to present a gift card to Sephora or Ulta!
If mom loves the spa or getting a massage, add to her relaxation with these luxurious bath and body products from Blithe and Bonny. Hand-crafted in the USA, they smell amazing and they are beautifully presented. In store we have the Cedar & Sage, Grapefruit, and Herbes de Provence Scents available.
Does mom like to relax at the end of the day with a nice bottle of wine or craft beer? Get her a beer or wine caddy and fill it with her favorite bottle!
Do you want to give mom the gift of Pandora but are letting her choose her own charms? Bundle your Versant gift card with a Pandora Care Kit. The Care Kit is only $15 and contains 2 polishing cloths, 2 pouches, a soft brush for cleaning, and a sterling clip opener/keychain.
Another fun and affordable way to present any gift card is in a canvas pouch. Pouches are great for carrying essentials or using as a cute clutch. Hide your gift card inside to give mom a special surprise!
Whatever type of mom you are celebrating this Mother’s Day, we hope you found some ideas to help celebrate the wonderful woman she is. Stop by the store to see some of our suggestions in person (and so much more!). Our friendly staff would love to show you some of our personal favorites and work with you to find the perfect gift to make mom smile.
Found something in the guide that you have to have? Give us a call during store hours or send us a message via email or social media to have us hold it for you. We ship worldwide, and domestic shipping is free for any order over $50!
The new Pandora Care Kits have arrived at Versant! This care kit has been developed especially for PANDORA jewelry pieces to preserve the beauty of your collection. At only $15, they are a great value and make it easy to keep your treasures sparkling. Read more below as we unpack the contents of the new kit.
Each care kit comes packaged in a sturdy Pandora box with care instructions included in a booklet stored in the top of the lid. The kit items are stored in two layers.
The first layer of the kit includes a soft brush and clasp opener.
The soft brush is ideal for thoroughly cleaning your Pandora jewelry. The bristles are soft enough not to scratch the surface of the soft silver. Using a brush to clean your detailed charms and other jewelry pieces helps to get into the nooks and crannies where dirt can be trapped. Dirt in the settings of stones can dull the shine of your gems. A regular cleaning can keep them sparkling!
The sterling clasp opener is an essential for opening Pandora clips and bracelets. Not only does it save time in opening the sturdy Pandora clasp, it saves your nails as well! Fashioned in the shape of the signature Pandora heart, it is fun as well as functional. The key ring lets you keep it handy as a stylish keychain or purse accessory.
The bottom layer includes two storage pouches and two polishing cloths.
The black storage pouch is especially formulated for Pandora sterling pieces. The pouch is infused with anti-tarnish agents that will delay the tarnishing of sterling jewelry. Storing your silver pieces in the soft pouch will help keep your jewelry from getting scratched.
The white storage pouch is meant for your Pandora Rose™ metal blend pieces. You can also use the white pouch for any plated jewelry. The white pouch does not include the anti-tarnish agent with which the black pouch is infused.
The black and white polishing cloths are meant for maintaining the shine of your jewelry. The black cloth is formulated for your sterling and gold Pandora pieces and is infused with silver cleaning agents. These cleaning agents will remove light tarnishing and restore the sparkle to your jewelry.
The white cloth is uniquely suited for the new Pandora Rose™ blend pieces. Because Pandora Rose™ includes a layer of rose gold plating on top of the innovative metal blend beneath, it is important to try and maintain this top layer as long as possible. This means that Pandora Rose™ should not be polished with a cleaning agent, as it will wear away the plating more quickly.
We are so excited about the new kits Pandora has created to help us keep our jewelry in top shape! As always, remember to remove your jewelry before sleeping, showering, swimming, and exercising. Never spray chemicals or apply hand sanitizers or lotions directly on your jewelry. Your jewelry should be the last piece you put on before leaving the house to help maintain its life and loveliness.
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Looking for the perfect gift to put a smile on your sweetheart’s face? Luckily for you, our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide takes the trouble out of searching for the perfect gifts this holiday! We have hand-selected swoon-worthy gifts to match the many personalities we see come through Versant. Check out our selections- jump to the personality you are looking for using the links below, or browse through all of our Valentine’s Day picks! See something you like? Give us a call at 610-691-2270 to have something reserved to pick up in store or shipped to you.
The classic Valentine’s Day gift features hearts- and lots of them. A symbol of love and affection, the heart design is the centerpiece of many Valentine’s Day collections.
One of our favorite new Valentine’s Day collections this year comes from Pandora. The Limited Edition gift sets available for the holiday are always a special selection, and this year’s additions offer beautiful curated sets, a stunning presentation, and a great price.
For those looking to start a Pandora bracelet or add a new bracelet to an existing collection, the Open Hearts bracelet gift set is a great gift idea. This set comes with a silver Pandora bracelet with sparkling heart clasp, two heart-adorned clips, and the new Encased in Love charm. The Encased in Love charm has a faceted cerise pink bead surrounded by an openwork silver heart motif- it is one of our favorite new charms! With its red leather heart-shaped Pandora travel case, this is truly a beautiful way to deliver a gorgeous gift.
If you are looking to add a special charm to a growing Pandora collection, the Lovestruck charm is a great choice. Not only is it a limited edition selection that will only be available for a short time, but it has a great combination of bright enamel, lustrous silver, and a touch of sparkle. This charm is also presented in a red leather box, making it stand out from other selections.
For those looking to warm up their Pandora collection with a little gold, the new Love You Forever and Love Script charms are must-haves. We love these new designs, which are accented with clear CZs and a touch of 14K gold. Really want to make a statement? Pair some two-tone charms with the new sparkling 14K clasp bracelet!
Another brand that has a heavy focus on heart designs is Brighton Collectibles. The heart is represented as their signature logo. Just as love takes many forms, so do the hearts in Brighton’s collections. Some look like hand-crafted masterworks, some are lacy and modern, and still others are studded with Swarovski crystals.
What makes buying Brighton even better at this time of year? Until February 10th, you get a free Sweetheart tote when you spend $100 or more!
Alex and Ani has added an extensive new Valentine’s Day collection this year as well. We love the Alive with Love Gift Set to stun your sweetheart. This five bracelet set, available in the Rafaelian Silver and Rafaelian Gold finishes, includes three pink beaded bracelets, the newly designed Love bangle, and a crystal heart bangle only available for a limited time in this set!
In the single bangle options, Alex and Ani has also redesigned the Cupid’s Heart bangle. This new design has a more three-dimensional feel and features cupid’s bow in the heart. The new Product(RED) Heart of Strength Charity By Design bangle is also a statement-making Valentine’s Day piece. Featuring a bold red crystal, this bangle provides 20% of the purchase price to the Global Fund to fight AIDS.
Everything’s Coming Up Rose Gold
Does your sweetheart love the Valentine’s Day season but doesn’t want to be showered with hearts? Rose gold is a great choice for a gift that catches the feeling of the season without being overtly Valentine’s Day themed. Not only is the soft pink tone romantic, but it has become the popular choice for everybody’s new favorite metal.
For those just starting to collect rose gold pieces, we like pieces that combine a rose gold finish with silver and sparkling stones. Ti Sento Milano makes some beautiful rose gold accented pieces that use this trendy metal in a classic style, making them instant favorites.
Freida Rothman Jewelry also features rose gold in some of their stacking bangles. Set with sparkling CZs, these pieces look great paired with some of her sterling and oxidized sterling bangles.
For a more delicate look that still packs some serious sparkle, Officina Bernardi has a lot of rose-gold finished pieces. With their patented cut, this sterling silver jewelry reflects light like it is studded with stones. They offer a wide range of necklace lengths, making them ideal for layering.
Officina Bernardi’s elegant sparkling bracelets that look gorgeous by themselves or stacked for some added drama.
If your sweetheart is an Alex and Ani enthusiast, there is a lot to be excited about on the rose gold front with this year’s Valentine’s Day collection. The stand-out piece in our minds is the Because I Love You set of three in the shiny rose gold finish. Alex and Ani has also released some Limited Edition single bangles as part of this collection. We love the sweet Frog Prince and Romero Britto XO Bangle in the shiny rose finish. Pair them with one of the Limited Edition shiny rose finish beaded bangles for a set that is sure to stun!
Valentine’s Day may have the reputation of being flashy and full of grand gestures, but the celebration of love is often appreciating the moments spent together as a couple and as a family. A great way to commemorate these moments are pieces that symbolize family bonds and the many positive things that she brings to the world.
Waxing Poetic charms are a great way to personalize a jewelry gift with sentiments, symbols representing children or other loved ones, and other inspirations. The newly released 2017 charms include some meaningful new virtues in the Word Play collection.
The new Aim True arrow is also a great choice for Valentine’s Day. Whether it symbolizes cupid’s arrow or other ambitions, this charm is meant to inspire you to aim high, far, dear, and true.
With a versatile selection of sizes, metals, and styles, Waxing Poetic makes it easy to create a one-of-a-kind piece that captures the heart of a person. We like using different sized medallions with some three dimensional shapes to add variety. Mix initials, birthstones, and an inspirational sentiment to curate a heartfelt collection!
Another way to celebrate what makes the person you love unique is the Pandora Essence collection. Unlike the traditional Pandora charms, which celebrate the moments of one’s life, the Essence collection celebrates various virtues within a person. With virtues such as dedication, generosity and passion, this is a great way to honor the things you love about her. These beads will stay in place on the Essence bracelet and resemble natural stones and sparkling beads, making it look less like a traditional charm bracelet.
In addition to the flexible sterling bracelet, the Essence collection offers a thin wire bangle (great for stacking!) and a silver necklace. We think 45cm necklace looks elegant as a delicate statement with a single charm. A set of silver charms with additional interchangeable charms for a pop of color is also a great option that offers her some versatility!
Another way to pay tribute to your personal love story is to honor the place where you have shared important moments. For those local to Bethlehem, we love the latitude and longitude cuff bracelets and bar necklaces we have had custom made for us from Lat & Lo. The pieces have the coordinates of our hometown with the Star of Bethlehem inscribed with our city name on the back.
Want to bring that special into your home? Check out our exclusive local map prints! Available framed or unframed, these are also a great statement when you showcase two places side-by-side to show how your two histories combined to make the family that you are today.
You can’t go wrong with the classics. With clean lines and a touch of sparkle, these pieces will never go out of style. For the lady who wants a signature item that can be worn on any occasion, a classic piece is a great investment.
One of our favorite jewelry makers that offer a classic look is Gabriel and Company. Known best for their fine jewelry and stunning engagement rings, their sterling silver fashion line brings the same attention to detail and quality. Accented with natural stones and small diamonds, these pieces can be worn with a sweater and jeans or dressed up with a little black dress.
For those looking for something original and meaningful to wear every day, we love POP Diamond Jewelry. This 0.10 carat diamond on a colored cord gives a touch of luxury to our everyday lives. Inspired by protective eye bracelets, POP stands for Power of Protection. In many cultures, a cord is worn on the wrist after being earned through charitable deeds. Keeping with this tradition, POP donates a portion of proceeds from the sale of their bracelet to charitable causes. Looking good and doing good at the same time- it doesn’t get better than that!
Our last pick for the traditional girl is a tried and true Valentine’s Day classic- a piece of fine jewelry! If you are looking for a true classic piece of jewelry, gold and white gold jewelry set with gemstones present a gift that will last through a lifetime. For the girl who is loyal to a few pieces of jewelry instead of changing with the many trends, a good piece of jewelry is a great investment. Unlike sterling silver, which is a soft metal not durable enough for daily wear through many years, gold jewelry will become an heirloom piece because it is made to last.
When choosing a fine jewelry piece, we love simple styles with a touch of sparkle. A tried and true shape, such as a starburst or a circle, and clear stones will remain classics and survive the changing fashions.
Turn Up the Romance
Are you looking for a gift for the girl who lives for a good love story? Does she sigh at the sight of hearts and get teary-eyed when thinking about the movie The Notebook? It’s time to turn up the romance!
An iconic symbol of romance is the city of Paris. Bring the City of Love home with our vintage French photos. Le Baiser, or “The Kiss”, reminds us of an old black and white romantic movie.
Another great romantic find is our WinterLemon jewelry. Locally handmade, they have some gorgeous pieces that use natural stones, pearls, and vintage pieces. We love these necklaces that feature antique lockets- they are truly one-of-a-kind!
For a more delicate look, Ila and I lockets also evoke a sense of romance. These petite white gold pieces are perfect to keep safe precious memories. Their antique styling and elegant profile make them great bridal gifts as well!
The trendsetter likes to be on the cutting edge of fashion and loves a piece that stands out from the rest of the crowd. This means thinking outside the box when it comes to traditional textures, metals, and styles to find something unique.
We think Julie Vos is a great start for a trendsetter who wants to push the edges of classic but doesn’t want to commit to a piece that might go quickly out of style. Julie Vos jewelry is finished with 24K gold over for a bright, warm finish that is more exciting than a traditional silver. Their innovative use of natural stones and inspiration from nature and classical architecture make them stand out in a crowd.
We love the Milano 6-stone bangles stacked with different stones- grab a few neutrals then add a pop of color! These bangles also look great stacked with some of the thin textured gold bangles or a wider piece accented with similar stones.
Julie Vos’ long, layering necklaces have been heavily featured in the fashion blogs, especially the Coin Pendant.
For a statement piece, we are head over heals for the new Fern Cuff. Inspired by natural motifs, this piece has beautiful detailing. The openwork design gives this larger cuff a lighter feel, keeping it from looking too heavy.
Another fun fashion line for the trendsetter is Freida Rothman Jewelry. Freida Rothman uses metal and textures in an innovative way to make pieces with a metropolitan feel. We love the way her use of oxidized silver makes the sparkling stones stand out! This set of stacking rings is one of our favorite pieces from her line- wear them all together for a statement, or separate them for days when you want a more delicate look.
The Contemporary Deco line within Freida Rothman is a great way for the silver lover to get a more edgy piece. Using a matte sterling silver accented with darker oxidized silver, these pieces are light and bright but still have a unique quality.
For the trendsetter that is really looking for a head turning piece, Freida’s Rose D’Or collection is a statement-making find. With a crushed stone look, these pieces play with sparkle in a non-traditional way. We love the Radiance Medallion!
Our last choice for the trendsetter is the hottest fad on the necklace front right now- chokers! A lot of our favorite jewelry lines have come out with a choker option, the result of which is a lot of fun and different looks available.
The Paris Bracelet offers a great choker made from couture stretch ribbon, making it easily adjustable and comfortable to wear.
Both Pandora and WinterLemon also have beautiful choker options. Pandora’s woven fabric choker can be worn by itself or with 1-5 charms. We love the look of accenting it with a single delicate pendant- the new birthstones are a great choice! Our WinterLemon chokers range from classic, with natural stones and diamond accented pendants, to the on-trend with freshwater pearls, leather, and lariats.
Valentine’s Day isn’t just for sweethearts! We have a lot of sweet options to help moms and dads spoil the younger crowd and show them that the love of family is just as important as romantic love.
Our upstairs home and lifestyle boutique, Haven, has some great gifts for younger girls. We love these witty pouches as a sweet gift to tell a young girl that you are thinking about her on Valentine’s Day. With sayings that affirm that who she is and what she does is beautiful, they are a great gift for any girl.
You can also find some fun decorations for a young girl’s room, like this canvas with the quote “I Love You to the Moon and Back” or its companion, “You are my Sunshine.”
Another fun gift for a younger girl is Alex and Ani’s updated Kindred Cord collection. These cord bracelets are a little more delicate than the traditional collection, which makes them great for smaller wrists. Adjustable through the use of the black cord, they feature fun tokens and heartfelt symbols in sterling silver.
For the teen girl, Pandora rings are all the rage. These sweet sterling silver rings have a lot of options for Valentine’s Day. Their Forever Love and One Love rings feature small hearts and are equally cute worn by themselves or stacked. The My Princess and Heart’s Tiara rings have been very popular with young girls. We love them as a sweet gift from a dad to his princess!
Thank you for taking a look at our gift guide- we hope you found what you are looking for (and some things you didn’t even know you wanted!) Interested in any of items that you saw? Give us a call at 610-691-2270 to have us reserve something for you. We can also take phone orders and ship nationwide- shipping is free for orders over $50!